PUPILS at Chepstow Comprehensive transformed into superheroes and villains in aid of Ty Hafan.
YOUNG performers will have their time in the limelight at this year's Castell Roc festival.
FLUFFY guests at a Chepstow school enjoyed a stay in the Celchick Manor.
A CHRISTIAN music singer and songwriter from New Inn is releasing her second album this month.
A FORMER Welsh Paralympian will be tackling Mount Kilimanjaro in his wheelchair.
COULD UKIP supporter Norman Jones please state how a right-wing pro-capitalist, pro-boss class party could improve things economically for working class people? Isn’t capitalism based on exploitation through wage slavery?
VISION 21 café at Belle Vue Park (normally open Monday to Friday) was closed on May 6 –- a lovely, sunny bank holiday Monday. Lots of visitors were enjoying the park in the afternoon. There was a constant stream of people heading for the café and being disappointed because it was closed.
I WOULD like to congratulate Cllr Leonard on being elected to serve the people of Risca East.
WITH reference to a recent letter in which the writer blamed power cuts on power workers’ industrial action, Dave Woolven’s reply was correct.
I FOUND the Risca East by-election quite sad and pathetic. The local Labour group was promoting Philippa Leonard because she lives within the ward and seemed to try to discourage people from voting for a challenging candidate because that person lives in Pontymister which is in the Risca west ward. So, when it comes to the next elections for the MP for Islwyn, if Chris Evans stands, I shouldn’t vote for him because he’s not from Islwyn. Let’s just remember who really won the day in the Risca East by-election - apathy and no confidence by a massive 74 per cent!
I REFER to Matthew Pimm’s recent enquiry as to what’s happening at Tredegar Park. Over ten years ago, Newbridge Construction Company presented plans to build housing on ground behind Whitehead’s sports ground near Pye Corner.
ANYONE obliged to work for an employer should look closely at what happened in the clothing factory at Savar in Bangladesh because that is where this country is heading.
Musicals that are constructed around a collection of songs by a particular artist or group (such as the recent Spice Girls musical ‘Viva Forever’) have recently been much criticised by no less an authority than Andrew Lloyd Webber who referred to them as ‘jukebox musicals’. This musical clearly falls into this category with its flimsy storyline (the only cutting edge being some brief comment on attitudes to race in the early ‘60s) and the way in which every piece of dialogue does little more than line up the next song. Having said this it is difficult to be too critical of a show as unpretentious and so full of that most overused cliché, ‘the feelgood factor’.
It takes a great orchestra playing at its most effortlessly revealing to show just how complex some composers are.
AN UNEMPLOYED Newbridge man who was made redundant in October believes he is being discriminated against by potential employers because he previously worked for Remploy.
A GUMTREE fraudster who conned families by advertising non-existent caravan holidays was jailed.
A man is in hospital in a critical condition after being assaulted in Newport city centre last night.
A REPUTED hideaway house for Charles I during the Civil War is opening its doors to the public as a community led venue.
THE chief executive of an investment firm owned by Gwent's richest man is to head up a taskforce to examine why firms are struggling in Newport city centre.
Newport’s long history of sporting achievements: The 5 May 2013 will become another day, long remembered in the sporting history of the City of Newport.
THE controversial issue of Gipsy sites in Newport is set to return to the city council next Monday.
THE threat posed by measles to children and young people in Gwent remains "a huge cause of concern" says a public health chief.
REPORTS of a large meteor travelling across the night sky were recorded in South and Mid Wales last night, as well as across England into Cornwall, Hampshire and Lancashire.
RICHARDSON (Gwyn Thomas) Formerly of Cwmbran late of Chatham Canada, Gwyn passed away April 18th aged 70 years. Beloved husband of Phene, Son of the late Tom and Kathleen (Greenmeadow Golf Club), devoted father of Michael, Joanne, Christopher and the late Clare and their famililies. He will be greatly missed by his brothers, John, Peter, Jeremy, Timothy and Colin, sisters Ruth, Rosalyn and the late Mary and all their families. A bravely fought battle against Cancer.
HINWOOD On 26th April 2013, Edith Mary Hinwood aged 96 years, formerly of East Road, Oakfield. Beloved wife of the late Fred, devoted mother of Wesley, much loved mother in law of Jane, loving nan of Richard. Funeral Tuesday 14th May, service 11.00am at Gwent Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given at the service for St David's Foundation. Enquiries to Peterson Funeral Home, Maendy Way, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 483127
JENKINS (Joyce) Sister in law of Lawson and the late Elaine, aunt of Wayne, Andrew, Clare and families. Sleep peacefully.
PROSSER On 1st May 2013 suddenly at her home in Pontnewydd, Andrea Prosser, aged 67 years, loved wife of the late Malcolm, devoted mother of Becky and Joel, beloved grandmother of Thomas, Ethan and Daniel loved sister of Donald, Carole and Julie. Funeral Tuesday 14th May, service at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd 10.30am followed by Interment at Llwyncelyn Cemetery, Cwmbran. Floral tributes may be sent to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service) Woodland Funeral Home, Woodland Road, Croesyceiliog.
JENKINS On April 28th Joyce, sister in law of Ron and Anne and respected aunt of Robin, Mark and families. Fondly remembered.
CASEY (Barbara) Now we lay you down to sleep, we pray the Lord your soul do keep, thy Angels watch you through the night and keep you safe 'Til morning light. Goodnight God bless Mum/Gran. Love you always Michael, Clare, Matthew and Megan. xxxx
HARRINGTON Pamela (nee Wakefield) Peacefully at home on 29th April, Pam, aged 81 years. Beloved Wife of the Late Bryn. She will be sadly missed by all the family. Her funeral will be held on Thursday 16th May 10.30am at Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only please.
PROSSER (Maureen) Peacefully on 28th April 2013, at Millview Care Home, Maureen of Church Road, Newbridge, devoted wife of Ivor, devoted mother of Jane, loved mother in law to Martin, cherished Nanna to Matthew, Simon and his wife Charlotte and great Nanna to Freya. Resting at Ellis Williams Funeral Home. Funeral on Thursday 16th May service at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newbridge 1.00pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium 2.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired in lieu to Alzheimer's Research to help find a cause and cure this terrible Condition may be given at the service. Very sincere thanks to All at Millview Care Home for their support and Care.
ELSEY On 1st May 2013, Muriel Joyce of Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran passed away peacefully at County Hospital, Aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest, devoted mother of Samantha, loved mother-in-law of Mark, much loved nan of Darren, Emma and Zachery, great nan of Loui, Oliver and Olivia. Funeral Wednesday 15th May, service 11.00am at the Gwent Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be given for Cancer Research UK. Further enquiries to Arthur Peake (Funeral Service), Cwmbran. Tel: 01633/482291
LEWIS (Fred) On 29th April, peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Frederick George Lewis, aged 84 years. Loving husband of Margaret, loving father of Anthony, Nigel, Toni and Rosemary, father in law to Carol, Sue, Don and John. Much missed Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Funeral service Tuesday 14th May at St John's Church, Cwmcarn at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium at 3.30pm. No flowers please but donations in lieu to the British Heart Foundation.
HAMMOND (John) On 7th May, at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, John, aged 85 years, of Crick. Beloved husband of Betty, loving father of Tim and David, dearly loved grandpa of Edward, India, Peter and Rory, loved by all his family and friends. Funeral service Wednesday 15th May, 11.30am at the Forest of Dean Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon. NP26 4HY. Tel: 01291 430468.
JONES (Lena May) Sadly passed away on 1st May 2013 Lena of The Penllwyn, Pontllanfraith. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Henry. Loved and loving Mam of Christopher, Graeme and Susan, cherished Nan of Lisa, Carla and Andrea, Great Grandmother of Jasmine and Saffron, loving sister of Margaret and Terry, dearest cousin of Morfyth. Lena will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral Service at St. Mary's Church, Penllwyn, Pontllanfraith on Thursday 16th May at 12-45pm prior to committal at Gwent Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 2-00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired may be made payable to Coronation Kennels c/o Carla Pewtner. Further enquiries Telephone 01495 224775 Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Penmaen, Blackwood.
BULLEN Peacefully on 4th May 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family, Grace, beloved wife of the late Peter, loving mother of Richard, Andrew, Catherine and the late Michael, much loved mother in law of Eileen, Lynne and Kevin and cherished Nannie and Great Nannie Bullen to all of her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Resting at Woodfield Park Funeral Home, Blackwood, until the Funeral Service on Monday 20th May 2013 at 11:45am at the Funeral Home, followed by cremation at the Gwent Crematorium at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations for either the Velindre Hospital Cancer Appeal or the St David's Foundation may be given c/o the Funeral Home. For further details please Tel 01495 224775
JENKINS (Joyce) Will always be remembered with fondness by Virginia, Jeff, Heather, Paul and their families.
SLATTERY (Colin) Always remembered. Keith
BENNETTS (Margaret) The family of the late Margaret Bennetts wish to thank family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for expressions of sympathy and cards of condolence received. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations to Parkinsons UK and to all who attended the funeral. We also wish to thank Canon Willie of St. Marks Church and Tovey Bros. Funeral Directors.
SPOKES The family of the late Molly Spokes extend sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence received. We are particularly grateful to Doctor Coyle and staff at Isca Medical Centre. Our thanks to everyone who gave donations for St. David's Foundation and to all who attended the funeral.
GRAHAM (Margery) The family of the late Margery Graham would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards, letters, messages of sympathy and donations received. These were a great comfort. Thanks also to staff at Tovey Bros. for all their help and support and to everyone who attended the funeral.
BANWELL (Rita) The family of the late Rita wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support following their sad loss. The family were very grateful to the morning carers who attended Mum, they were wonderful. Special thanks to Rev. Pam Simmonds who made the service so special, to Mr Derek Richards who read the Eulogy and to Helen, bearers and drivers of T.J. Davies and Sons for the most dignified and caring manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. Thank you also to Durham Road Cons Club for the wonderful catering.
BATCHELOR (Jean Elizabeth) Ken, Tracey and Lee would like to extend their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kind words and support during their sad loss. Special thanks to Rev Marc Owen and Steve Tom & staff for their contribution on a sad day. Thanks to Dr Johnson GP, Dr Emma Hudson Cancer Specialist, all staff at Velindre Hospital for their support over the last 8 years of Jean's fight. Also thanks to staff at A&E, C4 West at The Royal Gwent Hospital for their care during Jeans final days in hospital. We are especially grateful to all who attended the funeral giving Jean a special send off. Many thanks for the generous donations for Jean's chosen charity Velindre Fund Raising.
MAYERS The family of the late Irene Mayers wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards of condolence. Our thanks to everyone who donated money in lieu of flowers to be given to the Alzheimers Society and all those who attended the funeral.
HURLEY (John Michael) On Saturday 4th May, John, the dearly beloved, most precious and caring husband and life long friend of Josephine. The adored and most proud Dada of his children, the loving and caring Da of his grandchildren and the dearly loved brother of his sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. Fortified by the rights of our Holy Mother, the church on who's soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Requiescat in pace. Funeral Monday 20th May, Requiem Mass at St Michael's R.C. Church, Clarence Street, Newport at 1.00pm and afterwards interment at St Woolos Cemetery. Gentlemen to meet at the family home at 12.45pm to walk to the church. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for St Michael's Church Building, can be given at the Church. John, we loved you dearly in life and will never forget you in death. Rest in peace, our beloved one. God Bless. Enquiries to Tovey Bros, 01633 266848
CARNEVALE (Aldo) Peacefully at home after an illness Bourne with great courage and dignity and with his loving family around him Aldo Giuseppe aged 70 years, of Bleriot Close, Lliswerry, Newport. Gents hairdresser of Stow Hill, City of Newport. Dearly loved husband of Marlene, much loved dad of Mark and Adele, loved father-in-Law of Claire and Gareth, Cherished Nonno of Abbie, Benito, Megan and Evie. Resting in the Private Chapel of Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters Ltd. 106-108 Malpas Road, City of Newport, until funeral Thursday 16th May 2013. Service at St Patrick's RC Church, Cromwell Road, Newport 12noon. Prior to interment at St Woolos Cemetery 1pm. Immediate Family flowers only please However if desired donations would be appreciated for St. David's Hospice Care c/o the funeral home. Following the funeral all are welcome to join the family at the Fugitives Cricket Club for light refreshments to share memories and celebrate Aldo's Life All enquiries 01633 854522
BURROWS (Florence Mabel) Passed away on 2nd May 2013, aged 93. Loving wife to her late husband Norman. Devoted mother to Beryl, John, Chris and Colin. Cherished nan of Andrew, Gareth, Helen, Matthew, Alice and Hollie. Service at the Gwent Crematorium on Friday 17th May at 11.30am.
LEWIS (Dianne) Happy Birthday Dianne, thinking of you always. Love Nick, Helen, Katherine and families. xx
Kenneth Victor Henson 1924-2013 Kenneth Victor Henson (Ken) on 6th May, peacefully at home with his Wife of 64 yrs, Phyllis, Son Mark and Daughter Libby, has gone to join his Son, Ian at the 19th hole in the Heavens! Brother of Mavis Booth, he will be sadly missed by all his Family and Friends. His Farewell will take place on Thursday 16th May 2013 at St. Stephen with St Tathan's Church, Caerwent at 11:15 am and he will be reunited with Ian in the Church Gardens. Celebrations of his life will follow at The Coach & Horses Inn, Caerwent ... All Welcome! Donations to St Anne's Hospice and St David's Foundation for those that wish not to send flowers, may be made to Philip Blatchly & Son Donations account and sent to, London House, 14 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, Mon, NP26 4HY. Tel 01291 430468
FITZGERALD (nee Parry) Valerie Norma On 1st May 2013, peacefully at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Valerie, much loved wife of Gerald, mother of Ian, Simon and Gabriel, mother-in-law to Ruth, Nick and the late Sue, grandmother to Matt, Ben, Ally, Andy, George and Catrin. Funeral Thursday 16th May, service at Gwent Crematorium at 9.30am. Family flowers only please but donations made payable to Ward C7 West, may be sent c/o Tovey Bros., 9/11 Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 2EH.